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12 swell spots to watch the Seahawks this season

Sure, you can eat leftovers and watch the game at home from that same spot you always sit on the couch. But we just spent two years inside. It's time to put on your nice sweatpants and get outta the house. So where's the best spot to spend a Sunday (or Monday) Funday with friends? Well, 12s, we picked 12 places from Mukilteo to Tacoma for you to try out this season:

Rookies - Columbia City - Light and bright with a friendly "Cheers" vibe and food made from scratch you'll be raving about.

The Westy - West Seattle & Roosevelt - They tell you online, "We are not your typical sports bar!" Their food menu is thoughtfully crafted and rotates seasonally. Huge selection of drinks and two locations to choose from.

Buckley's - Belltown & Queen Anne - TVs. So. Many. TVs. Buckley's in Belltown is an experience. You'll probably see a jersey from every NFL team among your fellow guests at the bar. The Queen Anne location might be a little calmer, but super sporty, nonetheless. Both Buckley's serve elevated pub food and any drink you can dream of.

O'Malley's Irish Pub - Tacoma - Someone named Kayla on TripAdvisor wrote, "Best Seahawks Bar in Wa!!!!!" She used five exclamation points, so it must be true.

The Dock - Fremont - Lots of seating and a ton of TVs to choose from, including covered outdoor viewing - score! Family-owned, lovely staff, great food and drinks.

The Lodge Sports Grille - Mukilteo, Mill Creek, Kirkland, South Lake Union, Downtown, West Seattle - Sounds cozy, right? It is -- all 6 locations offer lodge vibes with an extensive menu (and brunch FTW) and great sports viewing.

Fuel - Ballard - Pull up to Fuel and fill your tank with sports, friends, drinks, food, fun, you get the drill. Recently relocated from Pioneer Square to Ballard's Crown Hill area, there's a cool outdoor patio and 25 FREE PARKING SPOTS. I mean, that alone. Kids are welcome until 11 p.m.

The Office - Tacoma - Not just a great sitcom. Also a great bar name. "Heading to The Office, Babe." Once there, put in some work on their bevy of food options (apps, pizza, steak, burgers) and do a little OT on the bevvies. It might be your new staple bar.

KJ's Bar - Capitol Hill - Their website says, "Where 1 drink turns into friends." D'awww. The exact menu you want for watching sports. Lotsa TVs and even IRL games you can play while you're there.

The Game - Kirkland - Family-friendly fun on the Eastside. Think upscale diner food with a heaping helping of HD TVs. As their name implies, they also have family games the kids can play while you mainly watch The Game.

The Pumphouse - Bellevue - Perks: Not family-friendly, 21+ only. Grab breakfast, lunch, or dinner here without those meddling kids. It's comfort food with all the comforts of home (minus the kids).

The Met - yes, The Metropolitan Grill in Seattle - Game Day Sunday Brunch is back at The Met. This is one of the premier restaurants in Seattle. In fact, you're likely to spot players here after a home game. Go ahead, treat yourself!

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